Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Releases 10/22/2013

Outlaw, Outlaw Series #1   -     
        By: Ted Dekker
Outlaw, Outlaw Series #1

Center Street / 2013 / Hardcover
 Looking for her lost locket, 17-year-old Christy Snow finds herself in a psychiatric hospital, mistaken for a patient. When a friend comes looking for her, they both get admitted under sinister pretenses. With Eyes WideOpen, can they escape before they lose sight of who they really are, through God's lens of grace?
To Know You  -     
        By: Shannon Ethridge, Kathryn Mackel

To Know You

Thomas Nelson / 2013 / Paperback
 Julia and Matt Whittaker's son, Dillon, was born with a rare disease. Though he's beaten the odds for 13 years, he's now in desperate need of a "living liver" transplant---but his parents aren't a compatible match. Can Julia find---and ask---the two daughters she surrendered to strangers at birth to help a brother they've never known? 336 pages, softcover from Nelson.
I'm in Love with a Church Girl  -     
        By: Ryan Phillips

I'm in Love with a Church Girl

Destiny Image / 2013 / Paperback
Miles Montego is a guy who has it all—cars, boats, good looks, a mansion, money, women, and a past.
Miles is a retired high-level drug trafficker who has gone legitimate. Even though he’s turned over a new leaf, the DEA can’t seem to let him out of their sights. Miles’ extreme loyalty to his circle of friends and former colleagues, lead him to try and sway them to legal forms of business.
When Miles meets the girl of his dreams, Vanessa, she isn’t his usual type, as she is a “Church Girl.” Miles and Vanessa embark on a fairytale romance, while God uses Vanessa as way to help Miles choose to hold on to his past or let go and let God have his way with his life.
Buy it here: http://www.rivertreebookstore.com/item/ryan-phillips/im-in-love-with-a-church-girl/5940250.html

King's Faith, DVD   -

King's Faith, DVD

Provident Music Distribution / 2013 / DVD
 Discovering Jesus while serving time in a juvenile penitentiary, Brendan King is finally able to find solace in a Christian foster home. But as he builds new relationships with other believers at school, his old ties to a gang won't let him walk away easily. In his darkest hour, will he decide that faith is worth the price? (PG-13.) 108 minutes. 

God Will Carry You Through - unabridged audiobook on CD  -     
        By: Max Lucado & Wayne Shepherd
God Will Carry You Through - unabridged audiobook on CD

Brilliance Audio / 2013 / Compact disc
 Through decades of betrayal, abandonment, and false accusations, Joseph never gave up on God or His purpose. And Joseph continually trusted the sovereignty of God as Master-weaver of his life. In God Will Carry You Through, Max invites readers to do the same---to let God's message through Joseph guide His children through tough times today. Laced throughout Joseph's story are personal testimonies by everyday people who discovered for themselves that "God had carried them through" as well as quotes and Scripture passages for meditation. This book is rich in hope for finding peace and reassurance through whatever challenge you face.

Unabridged audio CD; approximately 3 hours 25 minutes; 3 CDs; performed by Wayne Shepherd.
Fight: Winning the Battles That Matter Most  -     
        By: Craig Groeschel

Fight: Winning the Battles That Matter Most

Zondervan / 2013 / Hardcover
 Discover who you really are---a man created in the image of God, with a warrior's heart! Exploring biblical examples, including Samson, Groeschel helps you defeat the demons that make strong men weak; arm yourself with faith, prayer, and the Word of God; and win the battles that matter most to your heart, marriage, and family. 160 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

Power Thoughts Devotional: 365 Daily Inspirations for Winning the Battle of the Mind  -     
        By: Joyce Meyer
Power Thoughts Devotional: 365 Daily Inspirations for Winning the Battle of the Mind

FaithWords / 2013 / Hardcover
 Plagued by negativity and self-doubt? Retrain your brain, says Meyer! Based on her best-selling book Power Thoughts, 365 daily devotions help you achieve success by getting your mind to work for you, not against you. Focus on "God loves me unconditionally," "I am disciplined," and more---and experience the freedom of a positive life. 384 pages, hardcover from Faithwords.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Releases 10/15/2013

The Duck Commander Devotional, Brown   -     
        By: Alan Robertson
The Duck Commander Devotional, Brown

Howard Books / 2013 / Hardcover

With the Robertson clan’s flair for down-home wisdom and wit, this 365-day devotional reveals the heart and faith of this much-loved family from A&E’s hit show Duck Dynasty.
Loyal fans of the Duck Dynasty family will relish this collection of inspirational messages for each day of the year. From patriarch Phil and matriarch Kay to their four sons (Willie, Jase, Jep, and Alan) and their beautiful wives and children, the entire Robertson clan contributes to this encouraging guide. You’ll also hear from Martin and Godwin, the only two non-family members who are regulars on the show.
Each devotional contains a brief message, a passage from Scripture, and a prayer. Not only are the messages motivational, but they are also laced with the characters’ trademark wit and humor. An ideal companion for Duck Dynasty fans, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to grow in their faith, The Duck Commander Devotional will both entertain and inspire.
Buy it here: http://www.rivertreebookstore.com/item/robertson-alan/duck-commander-devotional/5910869.html

The Heart of a Coach Playbook: Daily Devotions for Leading by Example  -     
        By: Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Heart of a Coach Playbook: Daily Devotions for Leading by Example

Regal Books / 2013 / Paperback
 Coaching is all about relationships, with the people they lead, fellow coaches, family and with God. The Heart of a Coach Playbook helps strengthen a coach’s personal relationship with Christ while modeling biblical integrity to the players on their team and the people in their lives. This collection of 31 devotional readings, written by current and former coaches, uses realistic coaching situations and scripture references to encourage and equip coaches on the issues they face in their daily lives including character, faithfulness, persistence and commitment. Readers will be introduced to the FCA devotional method, “PRESS,” designed with athletes in mind: Pray, Read, Examine, Summarize and Share.

The Reason for My Hope: Salvation  -     
        By: Billy Graham
The Reason for My Hope: Salvation

Thomas Nelson / 2013 / Hardcover
 For more than 70 years Dr. Billy Graham has shared the Gospel with the world. He's presented the truth about Jesus Christ to millions and sought to draw hearts closer to faith.

Now, in what may be his last book, he shares this same life-changing message. In The Reason for My Hope: Salvation, Graham calls the world back to it'S spiritual priority, to consider our lives now and the hereafter with sober reflection. Filled with new stories and enduring truth, Graham invites all who will to follow the Savior and discover a faith that saves.

In conjunction with the My Hope America campaign and events in November 2013, millions around the world will be mobilized to invite friends and neighbors to hear the message of Jesus Christ. Join with them and claim Dr. Graham's reason for hope as your own.

My Hope: Songs Inspired by the Message and Mission of Billy Graham  -     
        By: Various Artists
My Hope: Songs Inspired by the Message and Mission of Billy Graham

Capitol Christian Music Group / 2013 / Compact disc
 A dozen brand-new recordings from chart-topping artists---honoring the greatest evangelist of our time! Features "We Believe" (Newsboys), "The Cross Is My Confession" (Kari Jobe), "Take Me Home" (Michael W. Smith), "So Loved" (Matthew West), "Just As I Am" (Amy Grant), "Broken Pieces" (Israel Houghton), "Be Our Rescue" (Nicole Nordeman), "City on Our Knees" (tobyMac), and more.
The Glorious Unfolding   -     
        By: Steven Curtis Chapman

The Glorious Unfolding

Reunion Records / 2013 / Compact disc
After seven years Chapman is back with an album of original songs---and a message about God's glory and majesty. Includes "Love, Take Me Over"; "Something Beautiful"; "Take Another Step"; "A Little More Time to Love"; "See You in a Little While"; "Michael and Maria"; "Only One and Only You"; "Together"; "Sound of Your Voice"; "Feet of Jesus"; and the title track.


Unraveling: Hanging Onto Faith Through the End of a Christian Marriage

Abingdon Press / 2013 / Paperback
Unraveling: Hanging Onto Faith Through the End of a Christian Marriage
To be a separated or divorced Christian is to be an anomaly, a scandal. No one knows what box to put you in or what to do with you, and this no-man's land (pun intended) can be a very isolating and core-shaking place to dwell. Elisabeth Klein Corcoran knows this from experience.
After extensive counseling, mentoring, 12-step groups, along with many tears and prayers, she found her 18-year marriage ending in separation and divorce. Her book, Unraveling, is a collection of essays addressing some of the common struggles of divorce. Some of the issues addressed are anger, faith, loneliness, and guilt.
Buy it here: http://www.rivertreebookstore.com/item/corcoran-elisabeth/unraveling-oct/4905464.html

God is Able  -     
        By: Priscilla Shirer

God is Able

B & H Publishing Group / 2013 / Paperback
 Nothing is impossible with God. Nothing.

Not even that thing. Your thing. The one thing that seems to defy all attempts to defeat it, restore it, heal it, change it, overcome it, undo it, or just to get through it.

If you've lost even an ounce of confidence in the power and loving attention of God--if experience has told you that faith must simply acquiesce to impossibility--it's time somebody told you different.

Bible teacher and best-selling author Priscilla Shirer explores two power-packed verses of Scripture, displacing your doubts and rebuilding your assurance--not in a blind attempt to deny life's adversities and troubles, but to show you that God is always up to great things. Amazing things. He's a God who cares, and a God who CAN!

To Live Is Christ, to Die Is Gain   -     
        By: Matt Chandler, Jared C. Wilson
To Live Is Christ, to Die Is Gain

David C. Cook / 2013 / Hardcover

Using Paul's radical letter to the Philippians as his road map, Matt Chandler forsakes the trendy to invite readers into authentic Christian maturity.
The short book of Philippians is one of the most quoted in the Bible, yet Paul wrote it not for the popular sound bites, but to paint a picture of a mature Christian faith. While many give their lives to Jesus, few then go on to live a life of truly vibrant faith.
In this disruptively inspiring book, Chandler offers tangible ways to develop a faith of pursuing, chasing, knowing, and loving Jesus. Because if we clean up our lives but don't get Jesus, we've lost! So let the goal be Him. To live is Christ, to die is gain—this is the message of the letter. Therefore, our lives should be lived to Him, through Him, for Him, with Him, about Him—everything should be about Jesus.

New Release - Duck Commander

Duck Commander Collection, Includes The Duck Commander Family, Happy, Happy, Happy and Si-Cology 1, Hardcovers

Howard Books / 2013 / Hardcover
 An up-close-and-personal look at America's favorite backwoods clan! Meet the Robertsons, the Duck Commander Family who built their rural sporting business into a multimillion-dollar empire. Get a "behind the beard" perspective of the Happy, Happy, Happy life of Duck Dynasty founder Phil. And laugh out loud at Uncle Si's tall tales and one-liners in Si-cology 1. Slipcased hardcovers, from Howard.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

New Releases 10/12/2013

We Give Thanks: 15 Thanksgiving Hymns on Piano

Capitol Christian Music Group / 2013 / Compact disc
 15 Thanksgiving hymns on solo piano
Christopher Phillips is the Director of Worship and Arts at Christ Church Nashville and an accomplished pianist as well. Christopher took piano lessons from the age of four all the way through college. He attended Lee University where he earned a Bachelor's in Music with an emphasis in piano performance. He has garnered critical praise and multiple Dove Award nominations for both of his inspirational instrumental albums.

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn: Life's Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses

Center Street / 2013 / Hardcover
Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn: Life's Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses  -     
        By: John C. Maxwell
John Maxwell believes that the greatest lessons we learn in life are from our losses. Everyone experiences loss, but not everyone learns from it. In Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn, Dr. Maxwell explores the most common lessons we learn when we experience loss. He then explains how to turn a set-back into a step forward by examining the eleven elements that make up the DNA of Those Who Learn:
1. Humility - The Spirit of Learning
2. Reality - The Foundation of Learning
3. Responsibility - The First Step of Learning
4. Improvement - The Focus of Learning
5. Hope - The Motivation of Learning
6. Teachability - The Pathway of Learning
7. Adversity - The Catalyst of Learning
8. Problems - The Opportunities of Learning
9. Bad Experiences - The Perspective for Learning
10. Change - The Price of Learning
11. Maturity - The Value of Learning
Learning is not easy during down times, it takes discipline to do the right thing when everything is wrong. This book provides a roadmap to doing just that. As John Maxwell often points out--experience isn't the best teacher; evaluated experience is.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New Releases 10/08/2013


Hurricane   -     
        By: Natalie Grant

Curb Records / 2013 / Compact disc
 "I have had the privilege of recording many songs throughout my career based on the incredible true stories of other people: "Held", "Your Great Name", "In Better Hands", "Our Hope Endures" ... but this record and these new songs are my stories, written about my own life, and so I feel an even greater personal connection to them. After dealing with postpartum depression, walking with a family member through addiction, and struggling as I watched my father battle cancer - all while trying to figure out how to balance my professional life with my greatest calling as a wife and mother - I've see some stormy days in the past couple of years. But these songs are full of light, encouragement, honesty and faith. This record is full of new music that is positive, bright, pop and fresh, both musically and lyrically, which is almost the antitheses to how I have felt for the last few years, but it is the result of hope and faith.

Because even when the storm is raging, we have hope. Even when everything seems dark, Jesus keeps the light on. When our faith grows dim, His strength helps us to burn bright. I feel these songs help me to tell that truth in a fresh and positive way." - NATALIE GRANT
The Merciful Scar  -     
        By: Rebecca St. James & Nancy Rue

The Merciful Scar

Thomas Nelson / 2013 / Paperback
Kirsten has spent her life trying to forget. But mercy begs her to remember.

Guilt-ridden after a family tragedy at age 16, Kirsten attempted to bury her pain in her flesh and called it coping. But at 23, on the night she expects her long-time boyfriend to propose, Kirsten discovers a devastating secret about him. In the emotional chaos that follows, an accident by her own hand lands her in a hospital psych ward, unable to find release in injuring herself.

The only viable treatment option is a stint on a Montana sheep ranch, working with the quirky but insightful ?Sister Frankie.? Feeling as inept as the sheep themselves, Kirsten slowly joins the unlikely crew of people who are also searching for healing. Gradually she opens herself to embrace mothering an orphaned lamb and hearing God?s voice and . . . possibly . . . finding love again.

Through it all, mercy begs her to remember the past, showing her there is nothing?nothing?that can?t be redeemed.  Buy it here:  http://www.rivertreebookstore.com/item/st-james-rebecca/merciful-scar-sep/4926654.html 

Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough  -     
        By: Jefferson Bethke
Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough

Thomas Nelson / 2013 / Paperback
Abandon dead, dry, rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved.
Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled "Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus." The four-minute video of Bethke's spoken-word performance literally became an overnight sensation, with seven million YouTube views in its first forty-eight hours (and 23+ million within a year). The message hit like a blizzard on social-media sites and in forwarded emails, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged.
In "Jesus > Religion," Bethke unpacks the stark contrasts that he drew in the poem--contrasts between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. With refreshing candor, he delves into the motivation behind his message, beginning with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior.
Bethke is quick to acknowledge that he's not a pastor or theologian, but simply a regular, twenty-something, soul-starved searcher who cried out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled. Along his journey, Bethke discovered the "real "Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion.
Buy it here:  http://www.rivertreebookstore.com/item/bethke-jefferson/jesus-religion-strict-street-10-7-13-oct/5421530.html

Come Home: A Call Back to Faith   -     
        By: James MacDonald

Come Home: A Call Back to Faith

Moody Publishers / 2013 / Hardcover
The prodigal. The wanderer. The skeptic. The rebel. Each of us knows someone who has walked away from God, and it is heartbreaking and bewildering. We wonder how to reach out to them and bring them back, but often it seems impossible. Maybe you yourself are the one who has walked away and sees little reason to return to faith and the church.
The invitation of this book is this: come home. It invites the departed to return and offers the promise of the gospel - that all wrongs and sins can be forgiven through Jesus. There is no expiration on the promise of forgiveness and the open arms of Christ, so no matter how long the wanderer has wandered she is still welcome. All hurts can be healed, all brokenness mended. Just come home.
Whether you are a family member or friend of the prodigal or whether you are that person, this book offers hope and an open invitation to return the safety of forgiveness and restoration in Jesus.
Buy it here: http://www.rivertreebookstore.com/item/macdonald-james/come-home-sep/4907146.html


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Releases 10/01/2013

The God Girl Journey: A 30-Day Guide to a Deeper Faith  -     
        By: Hayley DiMarco
The God Girl Journey: A 30-Day Guide to a Deeper Faith

Revell / 2013 / Hardcover
 Are your teen girls looking for a fresh direction in their faith journey? DiMarco encourages them to take the next steps toward spiritual maturity! Leading teens deeper into God's Word, she offers a careful study of the fruit of the Spirit---love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. A thought-provoking resource for small groups. 176 pages, hardcover from Revell.

Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change

Worthy Publishing / 2013 / Paperback
Four Blood Moons (Oct) "...There will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars.Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."Luke 21:25a, 28 It is rare that Scripture, science, and history align with each other, yet the last three series of Four Blood Moons have done exactly that. Are these the "signs" that God refers to in His Word? If they are, what do they mean? What is their prophetic significance?
In this riveting book, New York Times best-selling author, Pastor John Hagee, explores the supernatural connection of certain celestial events to biblical prophecy-and to the future of God's chosen people and to the nations of the world.
Just as in biblical times, God is controlling the sun, the moon, and the stars to send our generation a signal that something big is about to happen. The question is: Are we watching and listening to His message?

 Buy it here: http://www.rivertreebookstore.com/item/hagee-john/four-blood-moons-oct/5443249.html

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 Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Sep 24, 2013)

 Millions of readers have thrilled by bestselling authors Bill O’Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history.

Now the anchor of The O’Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. Killing Jesus will take readers inside Jesus’s life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable – and changed the world forever.
Available at the Rivertree Christian Church Bookstore, Jackson Campus

What Are You Afraid Of?: Facing Down Your Fears with Faith, Hardcover  -     
        By: David Jeremiah

What Are You Afraid Of?: Facing Down Your Fears with Faith, Hardcover

Tyndale House / 2013 / Hardcover
 Many people are ensnared by worry, anxiety, and fear---but as Christians we've been given everything we need to triumph over the most frightening, unexpected, and overwhelming obstacles in life! Exploring the top 10 fears that hold so many of us back, Jeremiah shares supernatural secrets for facing them down with faith. Includes discussion questions. 320 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.
Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering  -     
        By: Timothy Keller

Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering

Dutton Books / 2013 / Hardcover
 Walking with God through Pain and Suffering answers one of life's most troubling questions: why do bad things happen? The question of why there is pain and suffering in the world has confounded every generation; yet there has not been a comprehensive pastoral treatment from a Christian perspective exploring why they exist for many years. It's time for a new, contemporary examination of this issue uniquely suited to our context and struggles.

Tim Keller, a pastor known for unique and biblically based insights is eminently qualified to address these issues. He is thoughtful, well studied, and lives in the midst of human struggle everyday as the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Walking with God through Pain and Suffering will bring a much-needed, fresh viewpoint on this important issue.
All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life  -     
        By: Mark Batterson

All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

Zondervan / 2013 / Hardcover
 "Jesus didn't die to make us safe. He died to make us dangerous."

Many of us believe this, and yet, somewhere along the way we have chosen comfort over obedience, familiarity over faithfulness. The passion we once felt for the Gospel has ebbed, and we primarily seek out the easy path in life. Discipleship seems hard and hardly worth the trouble. However, this is not the life Jesus intended when He gave His all for us. There's more to following Christ and it's more worthwhile and life-changing than you first thought.

In All In, Mark Batterson issues a call to believers to dethrone their personal desires and go "all in" for Christ. You may feel afraid to surrender your whole life to Jesus, but when you do, you'll discover that's when the real adventure of faith begins.

A Look at Life from a Deer Stand: Devotional   -     
        By: Steve Chapman
A Look at Life from a Deer Stand: Devotional

Harvest House Publishers / 2009 / Hardcover
Your favorite hunters will think they've bagged the big one with Chapman's reflections on the thrill of the pursuit, the glories of creation, and the enjoyment of God's presence! Filled with plenty of important "points" to remember, these outdoorsy meditations feature inspiring Scriptures, humorous and thoughtful stories, song lyrics, and prayers. 288 pages, padded hardcover from Harvest.

One Light Still Shines: My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting

Zondervan / 2013 / Hardcover
When Marie Monville learned that her husband was the Nickel Mines Amish schoolhouse shooter, she thought her life as she knew it was over. What she never anticipated was a tangible encounter with God reaching into her circumstances and rewriting all she believed about herself and her faith. A beautiful story of redemption! 224 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
Tattered Quilt: The Return of the Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club  -     
        By: Wanda E. Brunstetter

Tattered Quilt: The Return of the Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club

Barbour Publishing / 2013 / Paperback
 Amish quilting teacher Emma Miller's students need mending just like their hand-sewn creations. Selma is a busybody. Roofer Terry wants a date with a classmate. Blaine is forced to join the class after losing a bet. Carmen harbors bitterness, and Cheryl has a broken heart. Will this patchwork group find friendship, faith, and healing?
Unspoken  -     
        By: Dee Henderson


Bethany House / 2013 / Paperback
 Once the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history, Charlotte Graham changed her identity and moved away---taking a dark secret with her. Now a family issue has brought her back to the Windy City, where she meets coin dealer Bryce Bishop. Will a crime the police thought was solved become an open case again? 400 pages, softcover from Bethany.

God of Every Story   -     
        By: Laura Story
God of Every Story

Fairtrade / 2013 / Compact disc
 A powerful musical testimony proclaiming that God's love is always with us regardless of our questions or circumstances. Drawing on her own faith journey, Laura offers a deeply personal vision of God's grace in "There Is a Kingdom," "O Love of God," "I Can Just Be Me," "Who Is Like Our God," "You Gave Your Life," "Forgiven," and more.
Gold   -     
        By: Britt Nicole


Sparrow Records / 2013 / Compact disc
 Britt's brilliant release gleams with wisdom, faith, and trust in God! In her very personal album, she shares her salvation story, "All This Time," plus "Look Like Love," "Who You Say You Are," "Ready or Not," "Breakthrough," "Stand," "The Sun Is Rising," "Amazing Life," "Still That Girl," "Seeing for the First Time," and the title track.